Monthly Archives: May 2013

Grilled tri-tip roast


this is an easy way to cook a relatively inexpensive piece of beef

2 lb tri-tip roast
2 Tbsp fresh rosemary,chopped
4 cloves garlic,minced
1/4 cup olive oil
juice of 2 lemons

preheat the grill to medium hot
mix the garlic,lemon juice and olive oil in a small bowl
season the roast with salt and pepper then cover with the marinade
let sit 30 minutes

place the roast on the grill directly over the coals/burners
flip after 20 minutes
continue cooking over direct heat until a meat thermometer reads 140 for medium (about 20 minutes more)
let rest 10 minutes before slicing across the grain


Squid in spicy tomato sauce


this makes a good sauce for pasta. it makes unough for 1 lb of pasta

1 1/2 lbs cleaned squid either tubes or bodies cut into bite sized pieces
2 lbs fresh tomatos chopped
5 cloves garlic roughly chopped
3 dried chili de arbol
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 cup olive oil
1 Tbsp tomato paste

heat the olive oil in a large skillet until hot.
add the garlic and cook 30 seconds
stir in the tomatoes and bring to a boil over medium high heat. cook 15 minutes
add the tomato paste,chiles,pepper flakes and squid
cook uncovered over medium high heat 45 minutes or until until the squid is tender
serve over pasta

serves 4